First and foremost, I am a Mother. When I was pregnant my weight sky-rocketed to 210lbs. Partially because I was working for a company that required 12 hour days with meals delivered from local restaurants directly to our desks. I hated this job and soon I would begin to hate it even more once my baby was born!
The other part of my weight gain was because, like most people, I did not know anything about proper nutrition. Born and raised in Baltimore, I learned to live a lifestyle from my surroundings.
Eleven months after Brandon was born, I finished nursing and my weight was down to 160lbs. Still uncomfortable in my skin, I knew I needed to do something for myself now. So, I bought P90x. This was exactly what I needed to get my energy and strength up!
A few months later, I put my boy in a jogging stroller and off we went, around the block that is. I remember the first time we made it an entire mile! It was the 1st full mile I had ever ran in my life! But it would not be the last!
I ended up running 9 half marathons and 2 full marathons in 16 months!
Running began to help me maintain mental and physical balance. It also did something else for me even bigger!
I have battled issues with anxiety my whole life. I was on a prescription for many years to help level me out. When I started exercising, I eliminated the need for this prescription and solved it naturally!
To this day, I have not needed this prescription. It has been 10 years!
At a local 5k, I met a trainer who told me that if I continue to run this much I will lose muscle. He asked if I wanted the body of a long-distance runner?
Before this point, I had never thought about muscle loss and was too consumed with logging miles. However, I did know that a long-distance body was not one I personally wanted.
This trainer mentioned the NPC (National Physique Committee) and I was intrigued. I needed a serious motivator and began to research the industry. However, I was soon to learn that it took more than just cardio to compete!
After 5 years competing, I have learned so much!
I now find my passion in helping others lead a healthy lifestyle! We do not need to be a product of our environments.
If you are ready to take control of YOUR life, teach your children healthy habits, and feel amazing then take the first step and MESSAGE ME TODAY!